2023-2024 Program Chair: Brooke Gialopsos (she/her) — Scholarships {at}

Each year, Lake Washington PTSA Council awards a variety of scholarships to graduating seniors and to LWSD certificated staff. Funding for these scholarships has traditionally been provided by the generosity of all PTSAs in the district, the support and success of Council’s scholarship basket auction, and donations from the greater community. Student scholarships—recognizing achievement, community service and more—assist recipients in their post-secondary education. Scholarships for certificated LWSD staff provide assistance with continuing education at an institute of higher learning or through LWSD Professional Development.

Our Scholarships

In 2023, Council awarded 15 student scholarships for $1,250 each, in the following categories:

  • 8 Merit Scholarships
  • 1 LWEA/Teeley Scholarship (Funded by the LWEA)
  • 2 Perseverance Scholarships
  • 1 Turnaround Scholarship
  • 1 Two-Year, Technical or Vocational School Scholarship
  • 2 At-Large Scholarships

Descriptions of all scholarship categories can be found in the application forms (see below). Also awarded in 2023 were two certificated staff scholarships for $500 each.

In 2024, LWPTSA Council is pleased to again offer 15 student scholarships and two staff scholarships in the same categories and for the same amounts.

2024 Tentative Dates and Deadlines

  • February 26, 2024 – Applications open (See below for forms)
  • March 29, 2024 – Applications due by 11:59 pm
  • Spring 2024 – Applications are evaluated by the Scholarship Committee
  • May 2024 – Recipients and high schools notified of scholarship awardees
  • June TBD 2024 – Recipients will be honored at a reception or other event

Applications and Forms

Local PTA Scholarship Assessment & Donation for 2023-24

For the 2023-2024 academic year, LWPTSA Council will not be holding the basket auction to fund the scholarship fund. In place of the auction, Council asks our local PTAs to add a donation (recommended amount of $200) to the required yearly scholarship program assessment of $125 per PTA.

Download the invoice

The assessment and donation may be paid together in one check. Checks must be received by Nov. 17, 2023. Instructions for submission are on the invoice.

Scholarship News and Updates


For more information, please contact LWPTSA Council’s Scholarship Program Chair at Scholarships {at}